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JOURNAL: No. 2(34) 2019, p. 4-17

HEADING: Economics and management in the Arctic zone

AUTHORS: Fauzer, V.V., Smirnov, A.V., Lytkina, T.S., Fauzer, G.N.

ORGANIZATIONS: Institute of socio-economic and energy problems of the North, Komi Science Centre Ural Branch of the RАS

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2019-2-4-17

UDC: 331.5(985)

The article was received on: 11.03.2019

Keywords: Russian Arctic zone, local labor markets, types of economic activity, population, salary, unemployment

Bibliographic description: Fauzer, V.V., Smirnov, A.V., Lytkina, T.S., Fauzer, G.N. Local Labor Markets of the Russian Arctic: Classification by Activity Type. Arctic: ecology and economy, 2019, no. 2(34), pp. 4-17. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2019-2-4-17. (In Russian).


The article considers theoretical approaches of domestic and foreign scientists to the concept of local labor markets, compares the views of economists and sociologists to their essence and definition, and provides the types of labor markets, determined by the level of localization. Using the k-means clustering method, the authors propose a classification of the Arctic local labor markets by the types of economic activity; six groups of local labor markets are identified: extractive, processing, infrastructural, social, mixed and closed. In the European part of the Arctic, there are mostly processing labor markets and all are closed, while in the Asian part, extractive and infrastructural ones prevail.
The socio-demographic and labor characteristics of each group of local labor markets are identified. Arctic labor markets are strongly differentiated by socio-demographic and labor indicators. The share of men in the Novodvinsk UA (Urban Area) is 44.7%, while in Novaya Zemlya it is 68.2%. The migration growth rate varies from positive — 19.2 in the Severomorsk UA to negative — 38.2 in the Chukotka MA (Municipal Area). The share of the population with higher education in the Onega MA is 8.0, and in the Anadyr UA — 37.9%. The level of registered unemployment is minimal in the Anadyr UA –0.1%, and maximum in the Chukotka MA — 11.7%. In the three labor markets, salaries are lower than the national average ones (the Onega MA, the White Sea MA and the Novodvinsk UA), and in the four markets — more than 100 thousand rubles. In further studies of the Arctic labor markets, special attention should be paid to the study of unemployment and the problems of low salaries in social labor markets; the issues of interaction of indigenous peoples with industrial corporations require overcare.

Finance info: Статья подготовлена в рамках комплексной программы фундаментальных исследований Уральского отделения РАН «Российская Арк­тика: пространственная дифференциация размещения населения и локальные рынки труда» (2018—2020 гг., проект № 18-9-7-18)


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